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Hypersensitivity skin: All you need to know about

About

Hypersensitivity skin is a skin condition when skin over-reacts to various stimulants (external or internal) than normal skin.

About 8.8 million children were having skin allergies or hypersensitivity skin in 2015. [1]

- Risk factor for developing skin allergies
- Women are more prone to develop hypersensitivity skin
- Self-diagnosable
- Diagnosis is made on family medical history review, clinical tests

Also referred to as allergy, people suffering from certain skin conditions such as acne, eczema, psoriasis and rosacea, newborn, young children and people with delicate and fair skin are more susceptible to hypersensitivity skin.

Causes
Environmental factors-
Sun, sudden temperature change, cold, wind, pollution, heat
External factors-
Exposure to spicy food, alcohol, cleaning agents, fragrances, detergents, drugs, metals, baths/showers, swimming pool, hard water, chemicals, certain fabrics
Other factors – Stress, anger, intense emotions

Symptoms:

Self-diagnosable
The symptoms mainly include irritability and discomfort of skin.

People may experience
Dry and tight skin
Rashes
Redness
Tingling
Itching
Burning sensation
Blisters

Treatment

Self-Care: Avoid exposure to sun/wind/cold, avoiding allergens, drinking plenty of water, quitting smoking and alcohol consumption, keeping skin hydrated with moisturizers.

Medications: Moisturisers, cleansing creams, gels

Specialists: Contact a doctor or dermatologist if you too have hypersensitivity skin. You can get consultation related to your Visit mfine now and explore what is there for you.

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